Authors: ABC Life Literacy Canada
Collection: Research Materials
The goal of the project described here was to prompt action on helping workers whose limited literacy skills pose significant challenges to their workplace performance and success. Specifically, the project focused on entry-level workers in the health care sector.
Project objectives included demonstrating the costs and economic benefits of improving workers’ Literacy and Essential Skills (L/ES) levels; increasing employers’ awareness of workplace L/ES challenges; and helping employers develop strategies to meet those challenges.
The project report includes case studies of two workplace education projects, one in British Columbia and the other in Nova Scotia.
The project was funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).